Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Oh Happy Day!!

The 2009 - 2010 school year started today!!! It was a great day for all of us, except for the fact that Maddie wasn't feeling very good. She had a fever when she came home from school, and I have a hunch that her second day of school will not be tomorrow. Maddie's teacher was especially compassionate towards her, and I know that Maddie felt well cared for on her first day. She is in class with her friends Rose and Nicole, and seeing them made her feel better. Meredith did so great when we dropped her off at her classroom. I am so proud of the little girl that she is - she is all prepared for kindergarten. When I watched her hang her backpack up on her hook, I had a moment of "mama pride". Not in myself, but in "us" - the Meredith/Mama team that has been persevering to get to this day. Manners, obedience, potty training, ABC's, phone number, all of it day in and day out for the last 5 years. Stuff that matters, some that didn't, but it's all for this moment - kindergarten. She's ready. I know that Mrs. Lemon is going to enjoy teaching Meredith this year, she really is such a delight. Although I did tell Mrs. Lemon that Meredith already knows everything. *smile* Marky is a big 5th grader, the oldest grade in the school now that 6th grade has joined the middle school. Boy, did she look and act like a 5th grader today. She even did Meredith's hair this morning! We met up with her good friend Grace on the way into school this morning. I thought it was particularly precious that they grabbed on to each other, holding hands and whispering nervously, as they joined the other students on the school grounds. Big girls in their school, little girls in their hearts. Michael and I sure did enjoy our day together. We took Molly on a walk to the park and had a picnic; Michael was especially talkative now that the "turns to talk" were all his!! After I picked everyone up after school, we spent some time with Grandma Oman, and the rest of the night we got caught up on the events of the day. Every once in a while one of the kids would say, "Oh, and I forgot about this..." All in all, it was a perfectly wonderful day. I am happy to say that I am hoping for many more just like this one.

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